I have been using ubuntu 12.04 since its release. All of suddenly I started getting error messages whenever I try to install anything and it fails to install. Below is the output that I get when I run "apt-get install"
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y Setting up passwd (1:188.8.131.52+svn3283-3ubuntu5.1) ... /var/lib/dpkg/info/passwd.postinst: line 19: /usr/local/bin/getent: No such file or directory groupadd: group 'shadow' already exists Group ID 42 has been allocated for the shadow group. You have either used 42 yourself or created a shadow group with a different ID. Please correct this problem and reconfigure with dpkg --configure passwd''. Note that both user and group IDs in the range 0-99 are globally allocated by the Debian project and must be the same on every Debian system. dpkg: error processing passwd (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Errors were encountered while processing: passwd E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Can anybody please help me to fix the issue. Thanks